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Course Descriptions

1101 EXPLORING PSYCHOLOGY (3 hours)
A survey of the major perspectives of psychology with an emphasis on individual human growth, behavior and mental processes. (Offered only in Evening and Graduate Studies)

1110 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (3 hours)
A study in the major perspectives of psychology with an emphasis on the nature and behavior of people and an examination of selected topics in the discipline.

1160 INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS (3 hours)
A study of concepts, methods, problems, and experimental findings in interpersonal perceptions, communications, attitude formations, and learning processes as they affect behavior.

2101 SELECTED TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY (1-3 hours)
A study of a topic selected by the department focusing on an area of particular interest within the disciplines. Topic is announced at Registration.

2221 DATA ANALYSIS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (3 hours)
Same as SOC 2221. A survey of the principles of descriptive and inferential statistics, measures of central tendency, variability and correlation, probability as applied to statistical decision-making, and parametric and nonparametric analysis of data, including ANOVA.

2222 EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (4 hours)
The rationale and methods of psychological experimentation, to include experimental design, data collection and analysis, and report-writing. Lecture and laboratory.

2280 PSYCH TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS (3 hours)
The development, evaluation and application of psychological tests and procedures in the measurement of intelligence, aptitude,vocational interest and personality. Prerequisite: MATH 1123 or PSYCH 2221.

2340 CHILD PSYCHOLOGY (3 hours)
A survey of the physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development in children from conception to adolescence.

2345 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (3 hours)
A survey of the important methods, theories, themes, issues and research findings in the field of lifespan developmental psychology. Prerequisites: Declared Athletic Training or Therapeutic Recreation major.

2350 ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY (3 hours)
A study of physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development during the second decade of life.

2470 HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY (3 hours)
A study of the relationships among the mind, body, and society as they relate to physical health and illness.

3380 PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONALITY (3 hours)
A comparative examination of the major dynamic, behavioral, and humanistic theorists of “normal personality” in format, dynamics and development of personality.

3420 FUNDAMENTALS OF BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE (4 hours)
A survey of the anatomical, physiological, biochemical, and pharmacological processes of the nervous system as these influence behavior. Lecture and Laboratory. Prerequisite: PSYCH 2222 (Offered in alternate years.)

3480 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (3 hours)
A study of the classification, etiology, and treatment of personality disorganization.

3490 INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING (3 hours)
A study of the basic concepts of counseling processes and techniques that induce changes in cognitions and behaviors.

3501 SELECTED TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY (1-4 hours)
A study of a topic selected by the department focusing on an area of particular interest within the discipline. Topic is announced at Registration.

3510 HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY (3 hours)
An investigation of the development of psychological thought from ancient Greece to the present.

3530 FUNDAMENTALS OF COGNITIVE PROCESSES (4 hours)
A survey of theory and research related to human cognitive functioning. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: PSYCH 2222. (Offered in alternate years).

3550 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (3 hours)
The application of psychological concepts, theory, research and methods to the design, implementation and evaluation of effectiveinstruction in school and non-school settings. Includes field placements. Prerequisite: PSYCH 2340 or PSYCH 2350 or equivalent.

3560 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (4 hours)
A study of theory and research of individual behavior within a group context. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequesite: PSYCH 2222.

3940 PSYCHOLOGY OF EXCEPTIONALITIES (3 hours)
A survey of the characteristics, education, and social integration of people with physical, emotional, cultural, behavioral and/or cognitive exceptionalities. Prerequisite: PSYCH 2340 or 2350.

3980 BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION (3 hours)
A study of the basic principles and processes of behavior modification with emphasis on the design and implementation of reinforcement programs. Prerequisite: PSYCH 2222.

4101 SEMINAR (3 hours)
A style of learning involving reading, discussion, independent research and written reports on a selected area of inquiry. Topic is announced at Registration. Prerequisites: 12 hours in Psychology.

4201 PRACTICUM (1-6 hours)
An application of theory and methods of psychology to specific areas of psychological services in a supervised setting. Prerequisite: 12 hours in Psychology and permission of the Department Chair.

4301 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PSYCHOLOGY (1-3 hours)
Self-directed study following a contractual plan initiated by the student and accepted by the staff. Prerequisite: permission of the Department Chair.

4401 INTERNSHIP (1-6 hours)
A field experience for psychology majors and minors in which formal evaluation, supervision, and direction are provided by an outside agency in concert with the supervising professor and student. Prerequisite: 12 sh in psychology and permission of the Department Chair. (NOTE: A reflective paper to describe how the experience met learning objectives is required and Grading is S/U.)